DISCOVER THE UNIQUE HORTI 2 SERIES OF LUMINARIES
Horti 2 luminaires are a series of four innovative LED grow luminaires for different types of plant crops. They respond to the problem of the deficit of natural light during the winter season. Their use allows for an extended production period, that is the ability to grow plants all year round – regardless of weather conditions.
The luminaire designed to illuminate greenhouse crops. Luminaire power: 200W / 20 W.
HORTI 2 LN
The linear luminaire designed to illuminate Cannabis crops. Thanks to its clever design, the luminaire is also available in a set of 4. Luminaire power: 200 W / 20 W.
HORTI 2 SQ
The luminaire designed to illuminate greenhouse crops, growboxes and potted plants. The luminaire also comes in a set of 4 pieces. Luminaire power: 100 W / 20 W.
HORTI 2 VT
The luminaire designed for lighting for vertical crops. The set consists of 10 tubes. 265W / 35 W power.
Inspiration straight from nature!
Observation of the world around us, growing demand and costs in the crop sector, motivated us to create new LED luminaires to support farmers, growers and cultivators in their daily work.
We are aware that light plays an important role in the life and development of all plants. Photosynthesis is a process that, with the help of light, produces organic compounds, which are the plant’s main source of nutrition, directly released into the atmosphere.
Unfortunately, in autumn, winter, and spring the days are shorter, which translates into a shorter growing season due to less solar energy absorbed by the plant. The increase in the cost of crops means that previously used artificial light sources such as fluorescent, sodium, HPS or metal halide lamps are starting to generate very high costs due to electricity consumption. The solution lies in new technologies and innovations in crop lighting with LED lamps. These are efficient light sources that can be successfully used for various types of crops.
In nature, we can observe that light energy does not reach plants continuously. The amount and length of exposure is affected by many factors, such as the time of year and weather conditions – cloud cover. In addition, due to their structure, the plants themselves can limit the reception of sunlight – overlapping leaves and the location of individual plants. Recognition of these phenomena and further observation of plant physiology in the wild has shown that the lack of constant, continuous sunlight is more beneficial to plant development. With inspiration taken straight from nature, we have created our proprietary pulsed lighting system for growing plants, unique on a global scale. It is based on the modulation of light with a spectrum suitable for the crop.
THE PULSE METHOD ILLUMINATE FOR PLANTS
An innovation on a global scale and a rarity in the luminaire market, dedicated to lighting plants, is the use of Perfand LED’s patented pulsed light beam technology.
It provides a periodic reduction in light intensity, which allows the photosynthetic apparatus to regenerate. This makes it even better equipped to effectively use the next dose of light having a higher intensity. In this way the energy management of the plant becomes more efficient, closer to the natural phenomena that occur in nature. Importantly, the cost of operation is significantly lower compared to LED luminaires from other manufacturers and traditional light sources (HPS). For example, the 200 W Horti 2 luminaire, with pulse technology (200 W / 20 W), generates an average power consumption of about 100 W.
ADVANTAGES OF THE PULSED SYSTEM
An additional advantage of such a system is passive cooling. High temperatures have a significant impact on shortening the life of LEDs, as well as other electronic components and elements. The use of appropriate luminaire design and modulated illumination ensures that components operate at the right temperature. As a result, we do not need to use additional heat sinks and cooling fans, and the luminaire has a uniform surface resistant to contamination and easy to clean (GMP).
Choice of spectrum depending on the intended use
Each of our luminaires has the option to select any spectrum depending on its intended use. Horti 2 luminaires provide visually white light that is safe for the eyes. However, they are enhanced with LEDs of different colours to suit the needs and ways of growing plants. For this purpose, we use diodes from reputable brands such as Osram, Samsung and Lumileds. We have developed three types of spectrum based on the latest scientific research, and consultations with specialists.
The CB spectrum is based on a spectrum composed, in effect, of white light. It is primarily dedicated to the cultivation of Cannabis.
Spectrum A is based on the colours of the blue spectrum, which significantly influences development in the early stages of plant growth. Its application brings the best results in the cultivation of seedlings.
Spectrum B is based on the colour of the red spectrum, brings the best results for plant growth – in greenhouse cultivation.
BENEFITS OF GROWING CROPS UNDER HORTI 2 FIXTURES
In comparative tests conducted “side by side” with HPS (dual), CFL systems and LED fixtures from other manufacturers, plants grown under HORTI fixtures show:
TECHNICAL VALUES OF THE LUMINAIRE